The video game adaptation of the popular manga series is a success and clearly fulfills the goal of bringing an entertaining and lively title that respects its spirit.
The Japanese developer CyberConnect2, responsible for the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja saga, has once again taken responsibility for adapt a major manga and anime franchise to the world of video games. This time, we talk about Kimetsu No Yaiba.
And it is no coincidence that we are talking about Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm because it did not take long to notice that the mold, the formula with which this Demon Slayer –Kimetsu No Yaiba: the Hinokami Chronichles, is exactly the same. But let’s go in parts.
Demon Slayer, faithful and up to par
The first fear that invades us every time a much loved product is adapted is that it does not reflect – or even ruin – the essence of it. This aspect is immediately resolved for the better in Kimetsu No Yaiba: the Hinokami Chronichles..
As soon as we dive into her History mode, we notice that you breathe the essence of anime and even the proposal takes us to explore the adventures of Tanjiro and Nezuko, recreated in this very attractive aesthetic through cinematics that are shown among its different playable parts.
But despite this good news, the next thing we are forced to clarify is that in Story Mode -which is the only way to unlock all the characters- lacks some depth. The scenarios we explore are somewhat repetitive and poor in elements with which we can interact. This adventure took us around 9 hours that we enjoyed more as fans of the manga than for the game itself.
Be careful, it is necessary to clarify: Adventure Mode isn’t bad at all, it’s fun, and it’s built on the same pillars as the anime, which is appreciated. It’s just we’re sorry that it didn’t go a bit further to deliver an experience that elevates this title to legendary status.
The best thing about Adventure Mode are the combat parts, the real aspect where this title stands out. There, we will find some battles against bosses that are really creative, in which we will need to make use of all our skills.
Multiplayer mode, the star of Demon Slayer
When it comes to fighting, Kimetsu no Yaiba – the Hinokami Chronichles es una auténtica joya. a visual spectacle that attracts any fan of the genre and that, in addition, is built on quite intuitive and easy-to-learn controls.
This simplicity in the mechanics make it an accessible game for any playerAlthough perhaps it falls short for the specialists of the genre: if you expect the complexity of the richest fighting games, Kimetsu no Yaiba is not for you.
Here everything is built on 3 types of combos, complemented by the classic dashes, grappling and ultimate abilities, which can be enhanced by two different types of power-ups: Surge and Boost.
The character roster is somewhat short, with 18 alternatives, 12 of which are unique and 6 are skins with different Ultimates, but we know that it will expand as extra content is published. So for this time, where the title is just released, it is an acceptable number.
Conclusions and score of Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer, Kimetsu no Yaiba – the Hinokami Chronichles is a good game, solid and visually stunning. It is absolutely essential for any fan of the renowned manga, but it can be enjoyed by anyone.
Somehow, we It’s hard to forgive him for not taking those extra steps that turn it into a game that dominates the genre although we must be attentive to the extra content that will arrive in the coming months.
Demon Slayer Rating: 8